Thursday, March 25, 2010

Some beautiful collection from a friend's blog..Part3

This idea of conveying the start and end of life in terms of childhood and old age has been used by umpteen number of poets and have been used really well. But there were poets and there was Ghalib. The great Mirza Ghalib, who with an air of above the world feeling, wrote :

बाज़ीचा-ए-अत्फाल है दुनिया मेरे आगे
होता है शब्-ओ-रोज तमाशा मेरे आगे
(Baazicha - e - Atfal = Playground of kids)

And many poets who have been disenchanted with the society and life and the world in general have written things that would mean a world to many poetry lovers like us. Saahir writes beautifully about the idea (And this was sung by Mhd.Rafi with equal finnesse)

तंग आ चुके हैं कश्म-ए-कश-ए-जिंदगी से हम
ठुकरा न दे जहां को कही बेदिली से हम

Saahir famously had a life of failed love affairs and this also goes with lives of many other poets. Poetry hence is created from the indepth feeling of not getting the beloved. Mariz explains how his words have become his own enemies in this couplet,

Mujh par Sitam kari gaya, mari ghazal na sher,
Vaanchi ne rahe chhe e koik bijana khayal ma

which can be translated to :

मुझ पर सितम ढा गए मेरी गज़ल के शेर
पढ़ पढ़ के खो रहे हैं, वो किसी और के ख़याल में

A similar emotion as conveyed by Saahir, about a lost passionate love affair, can be found in the following 4 lines that he wrote for a song :

Tumhe bhi koi uljhan rokti hai peshkadmi se,
Mujhe bhi log kehte hai ki ye jalwe paraye hain,
Mere humraah bhi rusvaaiyaan hai mere maanzi ki,
Tumhare saath bhi guzari hui raaton ke saaye hai

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